TO­DAY IN HIS­TORY

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TO­DAY’S HIGH­LIGHT

May 17, 1968

Nine men and women, in­clud­ing brothers Daniel and Philip Ber­ri­gan, en­tered the Se­lec­tive Ser­vice of­fice in Ca­tonsville, Mary­land, seized sev­eral hun­dred draft files and burned them out­side to protest the Viet­nam War be­fore be­ing ar­rested.

ALSO ON THIS DATE

1536

Arch­bishop of Can­ter­bury Thomas Cran­mer de­clared the mar­riage of Eng­land’s King Henry VIII to Anne Bo­leyn in­valid after she failed to pro­duce a male heir.

1792

The New York Stock Ex­change had its be­gin­nings as a group of bro­kers met un­der a tree onWall Street and signed the But­ton­wood Agree­ment.

1875

The first Ken­tucky Derby was run; the win­ner was Aris­tides, rid­den by Oliver Lewis.

1948

The Soviet Union rec­og­nized the new state of Is­rael.

1954

A unan­i­mous U.S. Supreme Court handed down its Brown v. Board of Ed­u­ca­tion of Topeka de­ci­sion which held that racially seg­re­gated pub­lic schools were in­her­ently un­equal, and there­fore un­con­sti­tu­tional.

1978

Women were in­cluded in the White House honor guard for the first time as Pres­i­dent Jimmy Carter wel­comed Zam­bian Pres­i­dent Ken­neth Kaunda.

1980

Ri­ot­ing that claimed 18lives erupted in Mi­ami’s Lib­erty City after an all-white jury in Tampa ac­quit­ted four for­mer Mi­ami po­lice of­fi­cers of fa­tally beat­ing black in­sur­ance ex­ec­u­tive Arthur McDuffie.

1996

Pres­i­dent Bill Clin­ton signed a mea­sure re­quir­ing neigh­bor­hood no­ti­fi­ca­tion when sex of­fend­ers move in.

2004

Mas­sachusetts be­came the first state to al­low same­sex mar­riages.

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